As you may or may not know, I’m on a diet to help my immune system reduce that whole attacking-my-joints thing (aka rheumatoid arthritis). This means that I make a lot of my own food. One recipe that I love is for granola bars, similar to the Quaker Oats ones.
Yes, this is a handwritten recipe. I found one from the website Chocolate Covered Katie and adjusted it based on what I can eat.
Kate’s Granola Bar Recipe
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup rice krispies
1/2 cup & 4 tbsp oat flour
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp dairy-free butter (melted and cooled)
1/2 cup honey
4 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp applesauce (basically one snack sized)
chocolate chips, amount as desired
1. Preheat oven to 350*
2. Combine all dry ingredients
3. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
4. Stir the wet into the dry.
5. Pour the ingredients into an 8×8 or 9×9 pan. Put a piece of parchment or wax paper on top and squish it down (very hard) with a heavy can, such as soup.
6. Cook it for 20 minutes (16-18 for chewier ones). Squish again.
7. After it cools, put it in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before cutting it into bars.